[blog post] Art Montreal
Time for Art & Music!
Montreal has a lot to offer in regards to Art. Especially modern Art and Street Art is big!
1) Graffiti – it´s everywhere!
Every year the Under Pressure – Graffiti Festival takes place in Montreal during August.
It was founded in 1996 in Montreal and it is the biggest Graffiti & Hip Hop Festival in North America!
And that for a reason!
Those beautiful mural paintings can be found everywhere in the urban areas and it is part of Montreal´s charm.
Particularly on the Plateau you can find it on almost every wall of big houses. This give the City Center a very unique and hip flair.
Montreal is not called the Hipster-Version of New York City for nothing! 😀
Here is one of my favorite works:
2) Museums & Art – Montreal is crazy!
Also in regards to museums, Montreal has a lot to offer. I got particularly thrilled by the visit of the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (Museum of Fine Arts of Montreal).
There, I admired the numerous pieces of modern art. So crazy!
The stone statue and a rock on a thin cord 😀
The Naked-Giant-Hairdo-Woman 😀
A gigantic wooden grenade! 😀
The Naked-Man-and-Woman-Wooden-Stake 😀
Can you recognize what it is?
(A man stands on the left, a woman kneels on the right 😉 )
The shocked Stone-Face 🙂
A happy head with arms and legs.
Titled as Supernatural Being 😀 😀
I have no idea what that´s supposed to be.
I would name it “Please kill me!”
3) Music – Awesome Record Stores & Garage Sales
On a delightful Wednesday morning I received an urgent call from Victor: “Fabi! Go get dressed! We are going to a Garage Sale and buy some nice stuff!”
How can you say no to that?
So I grabbed one of the bixis, the city bikes of Montreal, and started racing towards Joliette. Once I arrived there, I met Victor and we went down into the cellar of a dilapidated apartment block. Some of the Garages were open and friendly people were showing you what they had.
We quickly discovered a Garage that was full to the ceiling with old records. We finally had discovered something interesting 😀 We started negotiating a bit and got 8 really neat vinyls for a pretty good price. Since I did not have a record player at that time, I decided to pin them to the wall of my room as decoration.
And that was what it looked like at the end:
They got style, don´t you think? 😀
Pretty damn awesome!
Have you ever been to an Art-Festival? 😮
Do you collect vinyls or old CDs? 🙂
Tell me and write it down in the comments! 😀
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